Date of Award
Master of Arts
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Patricia V. Podzorski
Lorelei H. Corcoran
Nigel C. Strudwick
The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis houses a copper-alloy statuette of an unknown Egyptian king. The small (10 cm) metal figure is striding and wears a cap crown and shendyt kilt, but bears no identifying inscription. In this study, I use visual, stylistic, and iconographic analyses to attempt to determine how and when this sculpture was manufactured. Based on my examinations, the piece appears to be hollow-cast in one piece with a rare lead core. It has been dated to the reign of Amarna Period ruler Akhenaten (ca. 1349-1336 B.C.). Based on a comparison of the piece to a select number of royal Egyptian metal statuary, however, it is my opinion that the IEAAstatuette probably dates to the early Late Period.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Garcia, Brooke Lindsy, "A Study of the Copper-Alloy Statuette of a Striding King from the Collection of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis (UM/IEAA 1990.1.29)" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1164.